Alida Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Dec 2, 2020

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Pros
  • "Flexibility with work/ life balance - understanding with family and outside commitments(in 31 reviews)

  • "Great people work at the company(in 28 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As of late it has been fast paced with lots of changes to keep up with(in 12 reviews)

  • "Varying culture and work-life balance by team(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Nov 23, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities come from lots of change. Great people work at the company.

      Cons

      Unclear vision but transparency and alignment from top leadership has been refreshing.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Lack of Vision

      Feb 8, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - Some great people

      Cons

      -Senior leadership can not accomplish their goals and are quick to place blame on anyone but themselves. - Because very few in a leadership position are willing to take responsibility there is miscommunication throughout the organization at almost every step, making a bad situation even worse. Never able to get to the real issues. - New internal procedures every month leads to confusion

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      4 people found this review helpful

      Alida Response

      Director, Talent

      Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We appreciate your feedback and are keen on hearing your suggestions on how we can continue to improve. We welcome you to speak to anyone on the Executive Leadership team and they would be more than happy to speak to you about how the company could take greater responsibility and provide you with more consistency. We are excited about the changes and believe we have a clear vision of our direction under the new leadership and are very excited about the immense opportunity ahead.

    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Unclear goals

      Mar 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great benefits and great people to work with.

      Cons

      Ever since November last year, the company had been going downhill. Higher ups doesn't seem like they care about their lower levels as much. Many employees left the company and the company decided to not hire anyone to cover these positions. Instead, they are pushing it onto other teams that had never been trained/handled these kind of job description. Overloading us with our own workload plus extra workload that we do not have the capacity to take over. Teams with specific field of professionalism shouldn't be forced to do extra work just because the company does not want to spend more money to hire more people. Products are being pushed out without clear process which is causing stress for the lower levels to have to figure out the process by themselves. We had to communicate with multiple teams that does not know what's going on except that the higher ups wants to push the new product out. EVEN IF IT'S NOT READY TO BE LAUNCHED. Tight timelines are causing stress on everyone. This company used to be fun to work in but it's been really discouraging to work for them over the past half year. CEO doesn't care about his own employees. I understand that he wants to push for higher revenue but it is really overworking the lower levels.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to start your career, not for the experienced professional.

      Oct 25, 2014 - Senior Customer Success Manager in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Plenty of experience available if you are just starting your career, but if you already have that not much point as you will not be well compensated. Lots of great people and an ok working environment, but if you have ten years plus experience why would you care about a Friday beer cart!

      Cons

      Little in the way of career development, compensation, or challenges. It is kind of a one trick pony, so once you have learned all there is to know about their software, its gets boring and repetitive pretty fast. Research and account management I think has about an 18 month shelf life, before most people start to tire. Very high staff turn over. Lots of middle managers and very little autonomy to just do your job.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fast-paced, fun, if a little wobbly

      Feb 15, 2012 -  in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Great people in many disciplines Hard working attitude An attitude focused on improvement Global opportunities for growth A hybrid company with lots of potential to learn about and dabble in other specialties A full and comprehensive benefits package

      Cons

      Sometimes seems disorganized, an effect of so much growth in such a young company Upper management can seem secretive and opaque -it can seem like things are going on which are being kept from the whole of the company Sense of entitlements among upper management that can engender a feeling of resentment in general staff - for instance, spending cut-backs are introduced that then appear to be disregarded by executives when they go on retreats to Mexico.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Transitioning to be a real software company

      Jul 7, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      There are a lot of really great people that work on the company. The software and business problems it is solving is interesting and the market seems to be really expanding. The office location is really great being close to major transit lines like the west coast express and the skytrain and canada lines. The work environment is very collaborative with a great atmosphere.

      Cons

      Not really a software company though going through a transition right now. There are far too many senior executives with no software experience and more of a custom services mind set. At times it can seem like the senior leaders are not very appreciative of the employees driving them for long periods of time to work long hours with the promise of compensation later however the bonus program is really weak compared to other software companies.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Marketing Manager

      Mar 26, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great company, great people and great benefits. Out of all the companies I've been employed by, Vision Critical definitely stands out in a positive way. They are always actively trying to improve the employee experience and asking for feedback. Good benefits and work life balance. Senior leaders also really care about their employee's career development, and there are lots of opportunities for growth to those who seek them out.

      Cons

      In typical tech company style, things can get busy and hectic, and sometimes there can be a "lot of cooks in the kitchen". But nothing above and beyond what you see at most companies.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to start the career but make sure to move on on time

      Feb 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Great place for young people to start their career. Interesting work, great people, great clients. Overall it's a great combination, but i would advise against staying there for more than few years as you can definitely advance your career faster and with more reward elsewhere. Benefits are great.

      Cons

      Depending on the team, at times clueless and unprofessional management, who simply should not be put in the position of power. At the same time, other managers can be extremely knowledgeable, experienced and truly leading the team to succeed. Seems like in recent times it's been hard for the company to attract mid-level leaders to truly drive company's success. Pay is below average.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Business Development Manager

      Nov 30, 2015 - Sales Director in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - great people - growing company that is improving every day - really well - always tons of work todo

      Cons

      - benefits could use work but I know the HR team is actively working on it - the team is super busy so it can be difficult to get proper support and guidance

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      An amazing summer opportunity

      Sep 30, 2016 - Human Resources Intern in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great work environment and great people overall! Never a shortage of work which was nice (great productivity). Very progressive company. I look forward to seeing what they have going on in the future!

      Cons

      Incoming flow of work was slow at times as I was assisting with overflow of tasks. Keep in mind majority of the people I was working with were working at the Vancouver location and that was a factor in this minor issue.

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